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Fat is a very important tissue. It’s our energy storage system and is vital for good health. That doesn’t mean you have to like it. On the positive side, fat allows our skin to appear smooth and soft without following every irregularity of the underlying muscle and bones. It also gives buttocks and breasts their fullness. On the negative side, it gives contour irregularities such as big thighs, bulgy abdomens and love handles. Fat doesn’t matter. Contour is everything.

Liposuction in all of its forms is the traumatic removal of fat to create contour changes. Creative names don’t matter. Fat removal devices matter only a little. It’s all about removing the fat and getting a contour change.

Liposuction Results
In Chicago and Oak Brook

Dr. Geldner has performed tens of thousands of plastic surgery procedures, including liposuction. Take a look at the results for yourself in our Before and After Gallery. You can even use our MyFavorites tool to create a collection of the results you’d like to achieve and the cases you wish to discuss during your complimentary consultation.

 Vaser Liposuction with Abdominal Etching - Before and After

This 24 year old mother complained of poor abdominal definition.  She had Vaser® liposuction with abdominal etching.

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Chicago Lipo Patient - Before and After

Case notes from Chicago Lipo Surgeon, Dr. Geldner: "This patient presented to me with the desire to remove areas of diet resistant fat from her...

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Liposuction: Patient 3 - Before and After

This 40 year old wanted to improve the appearance of her abdomen.  We elected to perform Vaser® Liposuction of her abdomen and sides with a...

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Liposuction: Patient 4 - Before and After

This 47 year old wanted to tighten her abdomen.  We performed Vaser® Liposuction of her abdomen and flanks, and a simultaneous full...

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Liposuction: Patient 5 - Before and After

  This 42 year old had an abdominoplasty by another surgeon.  She was dissatisfied with her contour and asked for refinement. ...

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Liposuction: Patient 6 - Before and After

This woman was displeased by the appearance of her abdomen and flanks. She underwent Vaser® Liposuction of her abdomen and flanks with full...

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Liposuction: Patient 7 - Before and After

This 50 year old woman wanted to improve the appearance of her thighs.  She had extremely loose skin. We performed Vaser®...

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Liposuction: Patient 8 - Before and After

This 42 year old had an abdominoplasty by another surgeon.  She was dissatisfied with her contour and asked for refinement.  Traditional...

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Liposuction: Patient 9 - Before and After

This 41 year old wanted to improve the look of her abdomen.  She first wanted abdominoplasty but then wanted further improvement.  She had...

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Liposuction: Patient 10 - Before and After

This is a 56 year old who wanted abdominoplasty and liposuction as a single procedure.

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In most procedures, a saltwater fluid is put into the tissue to stiffen it. The fluid also contains a local anesthetic and a medication to reduce bleeding. This can be called wet technique, superwet or tumescent. The fat can then be withdrawn using long thin instruments called canullae. In some cases, the fat is broken down with ultrasonic energy before it is removed. My preferred technique uses VASER®, a proprietary device that not only breaks down the fat but also tightens skin.

Many years ago, surgeons felt that the removal of a little fat from various areas was enough. And they were right as long as the patient did not age, or change their physique. Current trends reflect the fact that it’s not what you take out that matters, it’s what you leave behind. In many cases, liposuction tries to show what’s under the fat. We accentuate the hollows and celebrate the fullness. In some cases, we transfer the fat we remove from an area of unwanted fullness to the places that we want to enhance.

This has led to the development of high-definition lipo sculpture and 4D lipo sculpture. In these techniques, for which I have been trained and which I practice, the goal is to transform the body into a sculptured being. It’s about the interplay of light and shadow demonstrating the completed form. As Michelangelo said: “I saw the angel and carved until I set him free.” Some call it aggressive but I feel that it is the finest form of the practice.


“Thank you so much for the thoughtful care you gave our daughter. Your understanding and support of her goals allowed her to move smoothly through her surgery. Please know that we count you among those who have helped her along the way to her success.”
~ Patient Review

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